The Twelve Commissioned And Sent Out
1 And summoning his twelve disciples, he gave them authority over unclean spirits, so that they could expel [them] and could heal every disease and every sickness. 2 Now these are the names of the twelve apostles: first Simon who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother, James the [son] of Zebedee, and John his brother, 3 Philip, and Bartholomew, Thomas, and Matthew the tax collector, James the [son] of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus, 4 Simon the Zealot, and Judas Iscariot--the one who also betrayed him.
5 Jesus sent out these twelve, instructing them saying, "Do not go on the road to the Gentiles, and do not enter into a city of the Samaritans, 6 but go instead to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. 7 And [as you] are going, preach, saying, 'The kingdom of heaven has come near!' 8 Heal those who are sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, expel demons. Freely you have received; freely give. 9 Do not procure gold or silver or copper for your belts. 10 Do not [take] a traveler's bag for the road, or two tunics, or sandals, or a staff, for the worker [is] deserving of his provisions.
11 And into whatever town or village you enter, inquire who in it is worthy, and stay [there] until you depart. 12 And [when you] enter into the house, greet it. 13 And if the house is worthy, let your peace come upon it, but if it is not worthy, let your peace return to you. 14 And whoever does not welcome you or listen to your words, shake off the dust from your feet [as you] are going out of that house or [that] town. 15 Truly I say to you, it will be more bearable for the region of Sodom and Gomorrah on the day of judgment than for that town!
7 And he summoned the twelve and began to send them out two [by] two, and gave them authority over the unclean spirits. 8 And he commanded them that they take along nothing for the journey except only a staff--no bread, no traveler's bag, no money in their belts-- 9 but to put on sandals and not to wear two tunics. 10 And he said to them, "Whenever you enter into a house, stay there until you depart from there. 11 And whatever place does not welcome you or listen to you, [as you] go out from there, shake off the dust that is on your feet for a testimony against them."
3 And he said to them, "Take along nothing for the journey--neither a staff, nor a traveler's bag, nor bread, nor money, nor to have two tunics apiece. 4 And into whatever house you enter, stay there and depart from there. 5 And [as for] all those who do not welcome you--[when you] depart from that town, shake off the dust from your feet for a testimony against them." 6 So they departed [and] went throughout the villages, proclaiming the good news and healing everywhere.
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